Los Angeles residents could be getting free wireless Internet in the next few years.
Sunnyvale (CA) – Performance memory maker OCZ is moving beyond its core business of gaming memory and power supply units. Following the recent introduction of a high-end graphics card, the company today announced a gaming mouse with a “triple-threat-button.” In online gaming, it’s all about getting every advantage you get to knock out your competitors. OCZ says that its debut gaming mouse has at least two features that will provide gamers an edge on high-resolution screens and first-person shooters.
Chicago (IL) - Plextor today announced the availability of a new compact DVD burner to date. The PX-608CU is less than 16 millimeters thick and weighs about 0.5 pounds.
The external drive, which supports both formats of bland DVDs and can write at speeds of up to 8x for a single-layer disc, is USB bus-powered and comes with an AC adapter for use with a computer that cannot meet the power requirements.
Antigua (West Indies) - SlySoft, a company known for its CD/DVD ripping software, is inviting the public to test drive its HD-DVD ripping program. Beta testers of AnyDVD HD can "remaster" the high-definition discs and, according to SlySoft, rip out first tracks and advertisements.
Microsoft's monthly security update for February has gone live. Though it marks the first update since the consumer release of Windows Vista, none of the 20 fixes are for the new operating system.
Small Form factor PC company Shuttle announced the availability of the XPC P2 3700w line of high performance workstations, becoming the company's first set of products to include quad-core technology.
Verizon today announced that it has added the first new TV channel of 2007 to its multimedia V Cast service, in a new partnership with BET Networks that brings many of the basic cable channel's shows to the mobile service for the first time.
Oasis has approved version 1.1 of the Open Document Format (ODF), which provides an alternative and open file format for documents created with office applications. ODF 1.1 includes accessibility improvements for users with disabilities.
Engagement rings, roses and chocolates are often associated with Valentines Day, but computer users will also be receiving viruses and email spam.
AMD introduced three new media processors that promise to enhance the graphics and video capability of cellphones.
The Veterans Administration has lost yet another laptop and this one contains a staggering 1.8 million records. Personnel at the Birmingham Alabama VA Medical Center lost the laptop on January 22, but the first reports didn’t come out until February 2nd.
Microsoft has issued a statement on reports that the successor of Windows Vista will be released in 2009.
The condensed version of Flash technology designed for cell phones will include support for video playback on mobile platforms with the new version of Flash Lite.
A Department of Justice audit has found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation loses approximately three laptops per month.
If a thin client system is all you need in a corporate environment, then here’s a new low-cost alternative. Devon IT announced a thin client terminal with prices starting at $140.
Barcelona (Spain) - At the 3GSM world conference today, Samsung is showing off what it claims is the world's thinnest consumer cell phone, at a thickness not much bigger than a layer of tree bark.
The U100, part of Samsung's Ultra Edition II line of sleek handsets, measures in at just 5.9 millimeters thick. That's about the same as a Type II Compact Flash card, and it's half as thick as what the iPhone is reported to be.
Redwood City (CA) - The name of the device is still in question as part of a legal controversy, but Apple's tentatively titled iPhone has already attracted the world's largest video game publisher, as Electronic Arts has announced initial plans to work on developing games for the new handset, reports Business Week.
Motorola has shown off a new bendable cell phone at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona. The Motorola Z8 is a slider-type phone that actually bends to take the shape of your head. Cnet has some of the first pictures.
System administrators who need a lot of network storage may want to look into Coraid's serial ATA over Ethernet.
Barcelona (Spain) – Texas Instruments (TI) has added three new processors to its handheld application processor lineup. On the high-end, the company now offers a platform that decodes high-definition video, supports 12 megapixel digital cameras and can play Shader Model 3-based video games.